Tuition and Fees


Resident Tuition
For the 2017 - 2018 school year, a credit load of 16 credits per semester will be approximately $2,879.64​ plus books and other related expenses.
Tuition Fee schedule 2017-2018.pdf

$180.74 per credit
$161.29 Tuition
$    8.30 Technology Fee
$    0.35 Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Fee
$    7.65 Student Life Fee
$    2.30 Parking Fee
$    0.85 Health Service Fee

Explanation of Fees

If you are not sure if you’re a resident of Minnesota, please refer to the MnSCU Board of Trustees policy on Resident State Qualifications and related procedures.

Online Courses

Minnesota resident/non-resident tuition and fees for online courses are: 
$201.28 per credit
$184.98 Tuition
$    8.30 Technology Fee
$    0.35 Minnesota State Colleges Student Association (MSCSA) Fee
$    7.65 Student Life Fee

Non-resident Tuition

If you live in a state that has a reciprocity agreement with Minnesota, tuition and fees will be based on your state's reciprocity agreement. A special form must be completed. Ridgewater College allows students who reside in states that don't have reciprocity agreements with the state of Minnesota to pay in-state tuition rates.

Non-resident Tuition: $161.29 per credit plus fees

North Dakota Reciprocity Rate: $161.29 per credit plus fees

South Dakota Reciprocity Rate: $161.29 per credit plus fees

Wisconsin Reciprocity Rate:$161.29 per credit plus fees

Farm Business Management: $161.29 per credit ​plus fees ($172.44)

Senior Citizen Rate Age 62 or older: $20.00 fee per credit plus fees ($39.45).

Note: Fees are approximately $19.45​ per credit for a full-time student.

All costs are approximate and may be amended at any time. This page is intended as an informational source only. Changes may be made as needed at the discretion of Ridgewater College. Actual costs may vary due to fee structure, state guidelines, or policy changes. For more information, please call the Business Office.

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.